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desire to cut funding for pbs and its beloved character, big bird, of course. the obama campaign is out with a new tv ad going out with the line. >> gluttons of greed and the even genius who towered over them. one man has the guts to speak his name. >> big bird, big third, big bird. >> it's me, big bird. >> big, yellow, a menace to our economy. mitt romney knows it's not wall street you have to worry about, it'ses is me street. >> i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. >> reporter: mitt romney taking on the enemies no matter what is next. >> and theysho pictures of corrupt financial figures and big board -- bird. the makers of sesame street are unhappy and asked the obama campaign to remove big bird and that they non-parse sap and don't participate in political campaigns. >>> wrapping up a campaign in loudoun county, and that is's huge focus. beth has more. >> reporter: michelle obama is just wrapping up her speech here. i don't know if we're going to get drowned out. but she came here to send a message. that time is running out and, if you want to vote in virginia, you must register by
romney for proposing cuts tt pbs funding.... karrn parks joins us and pays......political criticss aren't the only onessspeaking out.... the obama for ammrica tv released an ad sarcassicclly linning the giaat yyllow bird to glutoos of greed likee aamitted ponzi scheme ooerator bernie maaoff and ex enron ceo kenneth lay..... this after mitt romney declared in the first presidential debate last week thaa he would cut fundinn deficit......take a llok aa the ad.... 3pcoomeeciallad nats nats today on baltimore radio commentattr 4 weigheddin on //take sst// (31144)while we are talking about 20 ercent the pbs money is in 0 percent of the budget is dealing with talk about the big parts that's my whhle point..... sesame workshop released this statement today that says......we have approoed no campaigg ads and as is our peneral practice have down... that brings us to our question of the day. doo youuthink the "sesame ssreet" politiccl ad is effeccive? go to fox-baltimooe dot com and tell us hat you think. you can also soond off through facebook. send s a tweet.. at foxbaltimmre.
on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: the former football coach who plunged penn state university into scandal by his sexual abuse of young boys over many years was sentenced today. the judge called his crime a "story of betrayal." jerry sandusky wore a red jail jump suit and a smile as he entered the center county courthouse this morning, less than two hours later, the smile was gone after the 68-year-old learned he will likely spend the rest of his life in prison. lead prosecutor. >> i believe that the sentence that the court imposed today was a wise and proper one and that it reflectedded the se
of the night's more memorable moments. >> i'm sorry, jim, i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. i'm going to stop other things. i like pbs. i like big bird. i like you too. >> reporter: ever since the gop nominee put big bird in his sights, the actor dressed up has appeared at campaign events. the obama campaign is trying to make the point slashing funding for pbs which makes up one-hundredth of the federal budget will do little to cut the deficit. >> somebody is finally getting tough on big bird. rounding him up. elmo's got to watch out too. >> reporter: but elmo is not tickled. sesame street's producers released a statement saying it's not taking sides adding we have approved no campaign ads and as is our general practice, have requested that the ad be taken down. republicans are now calling it the big bird backfire. >> i just find it troubling that the president's message -- the president's focus 28 days from election day is big bird. >> reporter: romney's advisors say it's a surprising tactic given what then-senator obama said in his convention speech in 2008. >> if you don't have a r
kind of attacking him for keeping talkingbout big bird and pbs. what do you make of where the obama campaign is right now? >> i make that the obama campaign sees an opening there. the question is every campaign, candidates stumble, openings come. the question is can you recover from your mistakes, can you seize the opening. president obama sees we're talking about the giant scope of the federal budget and governor romney mentions big bird and pbs. come on, he doesn't get it. that's what president obama is trying to say. he doesn't want to cut wall street, he wants to not hurt the rich people when it comes to taxes and he wants to beat up on big bird. what governor romney says, you saw him pivot again today, he says well, that's just one example but you have to give examples and you have to start making choices. we have to review everything and we can't keep from china. it helps both of them. conservatives love to hear their candidate beating up on pbs, on government subsidies, saying i'm going to look at everything and cut, and if you're obama and trying to reach those moderate subu
street. >> i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. >> mitt romney taking on our enemies no matter where they nest. >> sesame street has asked the obama campaign to take down the ad even though it has not officially hit the airwaves yet. >>> report shows mitt romney is capitalizing on the boost from the debate. poll out this morning shows romney has reached his highest personal popularity of the campaign favorability rate something 47% compared to 51% who see him as unfavorable. president obama's rating 55% compared to 44% unfavorable. >> the vice presidential candidates square off -- >> thursday. you can watch it here starting at 6:00. >>> in napa county anybody living here the fairgrounds can expect to hear a big boom in less than half an hour. the napa valley bomb squad plans to blow up a highly volatile case of ether discovered during a cleanup. katie marzullo joins us from calistoga, a safe distance away >> reporter: this is as close as they will let us get. if you look over my shoulder, you can see crews are building a butcher out of sandbags and bomb detecting robot in the mix. au
street you have to worry about, it is sesame street. >> i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. >> mitt romney taking on our enemies no matter where they nest. >> sesame street has asked the obama campaign to take down the ad even though it has not officially hit the airwaves yet. >>> report shows mitt romney is capitalizing on the boost from the debate. poll out this morning shows romney has reached his highest personal popularity of the campaign favorability rate something 47% compared to 51% who s him unvorable. president obama's ting 55% comparedo 44% unfavorable. >> the vice presidential candidates square off -- >> thursday. you can watch it here starting at 6:00. >>> in napa county anybody living here the fairgrounds can expect to hear a big boom in less than half an hour. the napa valley bomb squad plans to blow up a highly volatile case of ether discovered during a cleanup. katie marzullo joins us from calistoga, a safe distance away >> reporter: this is as close as they will let us get. if you look over my shoulder, you can see crews are building a butcher out of sandbags and b
to unnecessary funding like pbs. >> finally somebody is cracking down on big bird. [ laughter ] >> elmo is -- has been seen in a white suburban, he's driving for the border! [ laughter ] >> oscar is hiding out in his trash can. we're cracking down on them. governor romney's plan is to let wall street run wild but he is going to bring the hammer down on sesame street. >> reporter: in san francisco, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> the president's campaign rival mitt romney is in iowa this morning. the republican emphasized how his plan to cut taxes and create agricultural trade agreements would help american farmers. today's visit is part of a midwest push which will take him to ohio this afternoon. but before he hit the battleground states, the former governor ridiculed president obama's defense of sesame street. >> when the president took office 32 million people on food stamps. now there are 47 million people on food stamps. these are tough times with real serious issues. so you have to scratch your head when the president spends the last week talking about saving big bird. >> romney plans to make stop
of bernie madoff. romney said he would cut the federal subsidy to pbs to reduce the deafcy. romney said this had shows misplaced presidential priorities. >> these are tough times with real serious issues, so you have to scratch your head when the president spent the last week talking about big bird. we need a president talking about saving jobs and saving our future. >> reporter: sesame street said they are a nonprofit, not political organization. they don't endorse any candidates. they have called upon the obama campaign to pull this ad. >> wow. who knew big bird would play such a role in this election. >> reporter: a month to go. >> who's coming up next, elmo. we'll have to wait and see. kelly, back to you. >>> you wrap up a nate -- night at the ballpark, cheering on the o's or ravens and leave your mess for someone else. do you know who cleans up? >> reporter: this is what we're used to seeing, the lights, the action, the excitement, but this is not what we're used to the piles of trash, peer cans and peanut shells, lots of me nutshells. the lights dim and that's when term man and th
, a gridlock in congress and even big bird. >> reporter: with the richmond pbs station hosting the debate -- >> i pledge tonight not to fire big bird and not to defund public broadcasting. >> that was the only light moment in the hour-long debate. his main line of attack is when tim cain accepted. >> how does a governor decide to take on a second job that sends him all over the country giving him part san speeches while over a hundred thousand jobs are lost in virginia. it will still keep virginia the best state for business in america. >> i'm proud of the fact that when i was governor at a very challenging time. we did a lot to bring new businesses to virginia and to have a profile that was significantly greater than other states. >> you can best compromise across the aisle. >> we have to have bridge builders. wheneorge was in the senate. he ridiculed to find compromise. i think we need people in the senate who know how to compromise and that will move our economy forward. >> on everything from internet access to screening of newborn babies and nano technology. >> reporter: the two candi
. mitt romney said cutting funding to pbs would be one element of his plan to shrink the deficit. look at this ad that the obama campaign came out with today. john? >> bernie madoff, ken lay, kozlowski, criminals, glutens of greed and the evil genius who towered over them? one man has the guts to speak his name. >> big bird. >> big bird. >> big bird. >> it's me, big bird. >> big, yellow, a menace to our economy. mitt romney knows it's not wall street you have to worry about, it's sesame street. >> i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. >> mitt romney taking on the enemy no matter where they nest. >> this is risky for the obama campaign. they're campaign has been criticized about being about small things. we'll see if this could be a backfire. the campaign tells me this ad is running only on national broadcast and cable. it's not running in swing states. i'm interested to see how much money is behind this ad or if this is just an attempt to get the chattering classes like us -- >> on the one hand it is small, every time i see it, i laugh. it is genuinely humorous and funny. all swing sta
republican prossial nominee mitt romney said he would cut funding to pbs but added he likes big bird. the much-loved feathered friend made an appearance on saturday night live over the weekend. here what is he had to say. >> so big bird, how did you find out that your name had been mentioned in the debate. >> oh, i got a million tweets. >> so you're on twitter. >> no, i'm a bird. tweeting is how we talk. >> silly. of course. when asked why he didn't comment on romney's plan to cut funning to pbs, big bird said he did not want to ruffle any feathers. stay neutral. >> stick to what you know. sesame street. >> and still ahead on fox 5 morning news, eating local isn't just good for the economy. it can be really tasty too. >> it takes a lot of work to bring the freshest flavors to your plate. holly is live in hollywood, maryland where they have beautiful sunrises apparently. >> i bet it is cold there too. >> she will show us how the oyster industry is making a comeback when we return. >> reporter: good morning, everybody. i'm holly morris. believe it or not, we are coming to you live from
pbs i like big bird. i even like you, jim lehrer, but i don't think you need the subsidy. obama campaign, seized on that. the president used that as a rip line to ridicule governor romney across the country. this morning they have a new ad about it. >> bernie madoff, ken lay, dennis kozlowski, i will criminals gluttons of greed and evil genius towered over them. one man has the guts to speak his name. >> big bird. big bird, big bird. >> me, big bird. >> a menace to our economy. mitt romney knows it is not wall street you have to worry about. it is "sesame street". >> reporter: that ad was out about couple hours, bringing out "sesame street"'s couldn't saying look at president obama has been talking about this. mentioned big bird eight times. elmo five times. zero mentions about libya and zero plans to fix the economy. this is going in a very interesting direction this morning. bill: back and forth we go. thank you, john. we'll follow the campaign stoplighter in iowa. martha: we'll talk about all that "sesame street" stuff later in the show. governor romney starting his day in th
would cut the federal subsidy to sesame street pbs in order to help reduce the country's deficit. the obama campaign's says this will air on national tv and cable. you can see the vice presidential abate the one and only vice presidential showdopr e7 >> her husband called a neighbor friday night when she failed to pick him up the never went over to koe's home and found she had been killed. backs of possible evidence were removed by the police they're hoping the evidence will fprovide leads. >> there were obvious that wounds there may be a small blood trail that we could not see with just the naked eye that possibly some tools to be brought in and equipment that will help us find those things. that is one of our hopes. >> and also another possible clue a support group out that the victim's car is missing a statewide hunt for that. the fbi will be at the co residents for the next several days as they for mount tam. wet weather out there rate falling off shore right now we do expected to head our way they did this afternoon to discuss a 10 to 20 percent chance of a sprinkle or two.
the presidential debate. medtronic has ruffled feathers. >> i love pbs. - bid from the -- hamet rodney has ruffled feathers. >> thank goodness pbs issued this statement that they do not comment on political campaigns begin happy that everybody likes big bird. for hollywood minute. >> still ahead, more west nile threats where areas are more prone. and gasoline prices increasing. and it is going to be exciting in the bay area with the blue angels, fleet week. much more. with a preview, coming up . (male announer) live from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. >> the top stores the we are following san francisco is gearing up for one of the biggest weeks with the top stories jackie has an update. >> get ready for some serious sticker shock on the gasoline prices. >> and it is going to be packed in san francisco this weekend. with fleet week and the america's cup. to get you more news faster, jackie. good morning. >> some of the action oh my gosh! everything is covered. we have action on the water, the air, golden gate park, at&t and even on the streets of san francisco. there i the are p
"celebrity apprenticsandus. >>> first it was pbs and now nickelodeon. why the kids' tv network says mitt romney is dising children. it's one of the things we thought you should know, and you can join our conversation if you don't explode like steve on twitter. find us at @tamronhall and at @newsnation. this is my song of the day. humans -- even when we cross our t's and dot our i's, we still run into problems. namely, other humans. which is why, at liberty mutual insurance, auto policies come with new car replacement and accident forgiveness if you qualify. see what else comes standard at libertymutual.com. liberty mutual insurance. responsibility. what's your policy? starts with arthritis pain and a choice. take tylenol or take aleve, the #1 recommended pain reliever by orthopedic doctors. just two aleve can keep pain away all day. back to the news. >>> if joe biden has a big gaffe, turns in a bad performance for some reason, which he shouldn't, this narrative just grows. >> it could be the other scenario, right? >> yes, it could be what happened in '04. the incumbent vice president out
the governor's pledge to cut funding for pbs. home of big bird. >> these are tough times with real serious issues. so you have to scratch your head when the president spends the last week talking about saving big bird. i actually think we need to have a president who talks about saving the american people and saving good jobs and saving our future. >> shep: now the people at sesame street are asking president obama's campaign to stop using that big bird in a new ad. more on that in a moment. ed henry with the president, columbus, ohio. first the campaign, carl ramry at governor romney's rally. i mentioned today he was in iowa earlier. first time he's been there in a while, huh? >> it was. that's another battle ground state he's giving more consideration to having seen these polls tick up for him. there is 1,000 people inside the metal detectors. we're told there is five or 6,000 still waiting to get in. in iowa earlier today, mr. romney wanted president obama saying the administration has neglected farmers and the agriculture industry and he neglected rural vote increase the heartland. lis
's not worth borrowing money from china to fund among other things pbs. today both candidates are back out there burning up the campaign trail. president obama is urging supporters to get almost obsessive about his re-election. >> so i need you in this election the next 29 days. we cannot afford to be complacent. >> reporter: the president wrapped up a california fundraising blitz in san francisco. he asked donors to send e-mails and make phone calls to people in swing states who will decide the election. >> we have to understand that we've got a lot more to do, and if we don't do it, then change won't happen. >> reporter: republican nominee mitt romney heads to middle america today for more campaign rallies. last week's debate re-energized his campaign, and now he has the numbers to prove it. in a pew research center poll last month, romney trailed president obama by eight points, 51% to 43%. but a new poll taken after the presidential debate last week shows him ahead now by four points, 49% to 45%. >> and people wonder why it is i'm so confident we're going to win. i'm confident because
pbs. >> bernie madoff. ken lay. dennis kozlowski. criminals. gluttons of greed. and the evil genius who towered over them? one man has the guts to speak his name. >> big bird. big bird. big bird. >> reporter: "sesame street" now asking the obama campaign not to use the ad saying they don't endorse candidates. today a big bird banner over a romney rally. and singer will.i.am warming up an ohio crowd tonight with a familiar theme song. ♪ can you tell me how to get how to get to "sesame street." >> and the president talking elmo on the stump. >> governor romney plans to let wall street run wild but he'll bring the hammer down on "sesame street." >> reporter: the president here in ohio tonight, the same time as mitt romney underscoring just how crucial this battleground will be. no republicans won the white house without, diane, as we all know without ohio, diane, without you too and we learned that governor romney will be spending four days of this week alone right here in ohio, where i'll be spending some time the next couple of days. >> you have a lot of noise behind you, thank, yo
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: the obama campaign is trying to make a punch line of romney's comment about removing funding for pbs stations. >> i'm big bird. >> these are tough times, with real serious issues, so you have to scratch your head when the president spends the last week talking about saving big bird. >> reporter: one of the note from today's poll, one in eight ohioans said they could still change their minds before november. >> peter alexander in the crucial state of ohio starting off our coverage tonight. thanks. >>> we are two days away from biden versus ryan. the next debate this time for the vice president and the man running to replace him, both teams spent today preparing, nbc's ron mott traveling with the republican candidate, paul ryan. >> today congressman paul ryan sparred again with his debate partner inside this florida hotel. preparing to square off thursday against joe biden. >> we think he's probably going to come at me like a cannonball, more pressure, because mitt romney put such a great performance and the bar pretty high. >> reporter: ted olson reportedly went back and forth in thre
would cut funding to pbs, but added he likes big bird. he made appearance on "saturday night live" over the weekend. take a listen. >> big bird, so how did you find out your name had been mentioned in the debate? >> i got a million tweets. >> okay. so you're on twitter? >> no. i'm a bird. tweeting is how we talk. >> that is so funny. he went on to say he actually was on twitter, though. when asked why he didn't comment on romney's plan to cut funding to pbs, he said he didn't want to ruffle any feathers. love it. >>> coming up, a lesson in mediterranean cooking with top chef mike isabella. >> we'll check in with the man behind restaurants here in our area to see what he is working on now. first, though, a trip back in time through the eyes of maryland's oyster industry. holly, good morning. >> reporter: mike might like to cook up some of these oysters here this morning, or might want to eat them raw. aw, shucks, go ahead. get it, shuck? we are indeed going to talk about the history of the oyster industry in our area and where it stands right now. it's all live next on fox 5 morning news
on big bird and pbs. >> at ktvu.com we posted more of the president's address. you will find it in the video player on the front page. >> romney told a crowd in virginia today they encourage him. >> you may have noticed we had a debate and -- that was a good debate. i enjoyed that debate. >> also today he appeared before the virginia military institute where he declared the quote hope is not a strategy. he said the president has failed to lead in syria and help the rebels topple the president. >>> paul ryan will face off in a debate against joe biden. today he was still on the campaign trail where he was introduced by kid rock to a crowd in michigan. biden is prepping for the debate. he said he has been studying campaign positions and promises to hold ryan responsible while sticking to the facts. you can watch it live here on ktvu channel 2news. it starts at six. a special edition of the news. >> the polls opened up in many counties for early voting. kara lieu says why -- some votes may not be counted. >> 22-year-old allen cast his ballot early today because he is headed
. >> the president also went after romney for saying he would crack down on big bird and pbs. >> at ktvu.com we posted more of the president's address. you will find it in the video player on the front page. >> romney told a crowd in virginia today they encourage him. >> you may have noticed we had a debate and -- that was a good debate. i enjoyed that debate. >> also today he appeared before the virginia military institute where he declared the quote hope is not a strategy. he said the president has failed to lead in syria and help the rebels topple the president. >>> paul ryan will face off in a debate against joe biden. today he was still on the campaign trail where he was introduced by kid rock to a crowd in michigan. biden is prepping for the debate. he said he has been studying campaign positions and promises to hold ryan responsible while sticking to the facts. you can watch it live here on ktvu channel 2news. it starts at six. a special edition of the news. >> the polls opened up in many counties for early voting. kara lieu says why -- some votes may not be counted. >> 22-year-old
ending federal subsidies into pbs into what i think might have been an oj joke. >> for all you moms and kids out there, you could have confidence that finally somebody is cracking down on big bird. elmo has been seen in in a white suburban, he's driving for the border. >> okay, i'm sorry, i saw it a couple of times, i'm like did he say what? nch this morning the obama campaign is out amplifying the says my street not wall street adark. the ad is not going to air in a single battleground state, it's only being bought on national cable, so they tell me. take a look at it. >> bernie madoff, criminals, gluttons of greed and the evil genius who towered over them. one man has the guts to speak his name. >> big bird, big bird, big bird. >> it's me, big bird. >> mitt romney knows it's not wall street you have to worry about, it's "sesame street." >> it's six days later, the obama campaign seems to be looking back at the campaign and not able to turn the page after the debate. maybe it's part of the entire qualm pain conversation. you have to ask yourself, every time they bring up the debate
hispanics, women and voters under the age of 50. >> i'm going to stop other things. i like pbs, i love big bird and actually like you. >> the fallout from mitt romney's big bird comment is not going away any time soon. in fact it's the focus of a new ad from the obama campaign. >> bernie madoff, criminals, gut ons of greed and the evil genius who towered over them. one man has the guts to speak his name. >> big bird. >> big bird, big bird. >> it's me, big bird. >> mitt romney knows it's not wall street you have to worry about, it's sesame street. >> the obama team is even deploying a person dressed in a yellow costume to appear at romney events. mitt romney visits iowa this morning. romney and president obama make stops in ohio today as well. the president will be at ohio state university, one of more than 30 college campuses he's visited this year. at the same time the first lady will bow on the campaign trail in northern virginia. michelle obama will speak to supporters at the loudoun county fairgrounds in leesburg. doors open at 2:45 this afternoon. >>> a montgomery county high school a
thing started after governor romney promised cuts to unnecessary spending, like grants to pbs. today both governor romney and president obama will head to ohio a key battleground state to campaign. that is where 18 electoral votes are up for grabs. and with the election just a month away, ohio is a state that many believe could be a deciding factor for both candidates in the election. we're live in san francisco. cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> big bird has become the star of the new ad for president obama. here it is. >> it's me, big bird. >> big, yellow, a menace to our economy! mitt romney knows it's not wall street you have to worry about. >> sounds like a movie trailer. the obama campaign released this ad just this morning. it pokes a little more fun at mitt romney's pledge to cut funding for public tv. >>> mitt romney's poll numbers jumped after last week's presidential debate. a few research survey three weeks ago gave president obama an eight point lead among likely voters. now romney has taken a four- point lead in and you dated survey and is talking -- in an updated
after governor romney promised cuts to unnecessary spending like grants to pbs. today both governor romney and president obama will head to ohio a key battleground state to the campaign. now, where 18 electoral votes are up for grabs, with the election just a month a with now this is going to be very important because ohio is a state that some people believe could make or break victory. cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> big bird is the star of a new ad for president obama. >> it's me, big bird. >> big, yellow, a menace to our economy. mitt romney knows it's not wall street... >> the obama campaign released this ad just this morning and it pokes more fun at homicide's pledge to cut funding for public television. a pew research survey three weeks ago gave president obama an 8-point lead among likely voters. now romney has taken a 4-point lead in an updated survey. he is excited about his chances of winning next month. >> people wonder why it is i'm so confident we're going to win. i'm confident because i see you here on a day like this. this is unbelievable, thank you so much. >> he campaigne
, but there's something very serious about this issue. i mean, the "sesame street" programming, pbs programming has been in -- i worked in education for a number of years -- the gold standard, not just here in the united states, around the world, recognized as a gold standard in children's education. at a time when kids in our country, not enough of them can actually read proficiently, what sense does it make to cut? i mean, we're not going to balance that $5 trillion hole by getting rid of big bird. that's what i think part of reminding people about big bird does, how ridiculous the rhetoric from the romney/ryan campaign is, but also the idea that, so, you're going to cut something that we know is effective and works and helps our kids prepare for the future, but you're going to continue to give subsidies to big oil? that doesn't make sense. so, i do think that there is a seriousness to this conversation and i think biden is the kind of guy who can bring that right balance to the debate. >> all right, so, one thing in an interview, congressman ryan did talk about his nerves playing
to pbs. >> mitt romney taking on our enemies no matter where they nest. >> now it's funny. >> politics. >> when talking about sesame street and not taxes, you know, foreign policy or, you know, what to do about the fiscal cliff, what kind of a campaign is that? >> well, this is -- so the gamut here, you mentioned, this is on cable tv nationally in some broadcast tv nationally and not in any swing state. if the obama campaign spent $100,000 on this ad buy, i would be surprised. they certainly don't have any real money behind it. this is meant to be a talker in the media and to send to their base and say see, mitt romney, he's being ridiculous. the danger when you do things like this, this close to an election is to your point, i got lots of republicans sending me the famous barack obama quote from 2008 about john mccain that he can't talk about big things in this election so he's trying to make it about small things. i don't think barack obama is trying to make this election about big bird. this seems a targeted strategy at a small group of people. at the same time it certainly opens th
our nation's biggest bank. melissa: stepping up attacks on mitt romney over funding for pbs of all things. with four weeks until the election, is it time to forget big bird and focus on the big picture? lori: everybody just focuses in on big nerd. a look at the new york stock exchange, nicole petallides. stocks waiting for alcoa to kick off earnings season. nicole: that is right, earnings season begins today after the bell. beginning with alcoa on the 4:00 p.m. show, so we will bring it out. selling across the board. dow jones industrial average down 91 points, so about 15 points off of the lows of the day. the selling going on, nasdaq composite down 1.4%, we talk a lot about apple under some pressure. we saw some business reports coming, sentiment from those have fallen again for the fourth time in five months and also not saying thing to add staff or make capital investments at this time. also european picture here where the euro is lower and the dollar stronger. ibm, a look at some of the others, johnson & johnson downgraded to a cell from a neutral. those are the key names and
of it taken after. >>> starring big bird, produced after mitt romney declared he would cut funding for pbs during last week's debate. it is laced with sarcasm, casting the sesame street character as an evil corporate fiend. >> bernie madoff, ken lay, criminals, glutton of greed. and the evil genius who towered over them? one man has the guts to speak his name. >> big bird. big bird. big bird. >> it's me, big bird. >> a menace to our economy. mitt romney knows it's not wall street you have to worry about. it's sesame street. >> i am going to stop the subsidy to pbs. >> mitt romney, taking on our enemies, no matter where they nest. >> campaign street says the recent campaign appearances eight mentions of big bird, five mentions of elmo, zero mentions of libya and zero plans to fix the economy, saying that the big bird references are small. every time that ad has been p y played this morning, everyone has erupted in laughter. >> that chart is not close -- >> that's very funny. very funny. john, thank you. >> you think he's sinister, big bird? >> looking. >> my son may disagree with you on th
's not wall street you have to worry about. it's sesame street. >> i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. >> mitt romney taking on our enemies, no matter where they nest. >> as you well know in last week's debate mitt romney said he would cut funding to pbs, which, of course, airs sesame street starring big bird. romney gave a major foreign policy speech to reboot the perception his campaign is weak on global affair as. romney cited recent protests and violence in arab countries as examples of a aworsening security situation he blamed on president obama's policies. >> the blame for the murder of our people in libya and the attacks on our embassies in so many countries lies soly with those who carried them out. no one else. but it is our responsibility and the responsibility of the president to use america aa's greatest power. >> call aiing it, quote, differe without distinction and did not stray from the tactics used now by the the obama administration. >>> imagine being 23 miles above the ground and then jumping. that's exactly what one extreme skydiver plans to do today at 120,000 feet
'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. >> mitt romney, taking on our enemies, no matter where they nest. >> romney mentioned big bird and his plan to cut funding to pbs during last week's presidential debate. but the saga continues. today, sesame workshop, which sponsors big bird, is asking the obama campaign to take down that ad. >>> america's senior citizens won't see much of an increase in their social security benefits next year. that's the news from the government federal -- from the federal government, rather, which announced today that social security recipients will likely get less than a 2% bump to account for cost of living increases. that's less than half the increase in benefits they received this year. >>> hi there. here on the help desk we're helping you pay off your student loans and with me this hour are liz miller and greg mcbride. greg, here is a question for you. >> what's the fastest way to pay off my student loans? >> first of all, should she be in such a hurry to pay off her loans? >> look at the private student loans first and focus on getting those paid down. not
. >> reporter: the obama campaign, also seeking to mock mitt romney for his pledge to eliminate funding for pbs, by portraying him in a tv ad, by personally going after big bird. the ad says, mitt romney taking on our enemies, no matter where they nest. george? >> we've not seen the end of that. jake, thank you very much. >>> diane sawyer and i will have live coverage of the next big debate. the v.p. candidates go at it this thursday, at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific. >>> let's go to josh and the other top stories. >> good morning, all of you. we're going to begin with new information on the growing meningitis outbreak. a ninth death is being reported in tennessee. in all, 105 cases in the 9 states you see highlighted there, are being linked to contaminated steroid shots. as many as 13,000 people may be at-risk. the shots came from a massachusetts pharmacy that mixes medications. there's a growing push to subject those pharmacies to fda scrutiny. >>> the economy could take a turn for the worse. the international monetary fund has issued a new warning saying even the economic powerhouses of china,
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